End of Life Journal Archives

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What is Dementia? Implications for Caring at the end of Life

Julie Watson

Dementia is understood in a number of different ways within different fields of practice, e.g. health and social care. In Western society, predominantly biomedical ideas of dementia influence the experiences of people who have dementia. Limitations of biomedical models of dementia have led to the development of other ways of... Read full article

A Rehabilitation Training Programme at the End of Life

Frances Cane, Rebecca Jennings, Jenny Taylor

Terminally ill patients face many challenges with regard to increasing physical dependence on others to meet their practical needs. Progressive weakness, profound fatigue and gradual deconditioning make daily tasks increasingly difficult to perform. Rehabilitation techniques do not lie solely within the role of physiotherapists and occupational therapists. They are an... Read full article

Incorporating Spirituality in End-of-Life Nursing Care

Sarah Spencer-Adams

The palliative approach to care involves individual, holistic, continuous assessment of physical, psychological, spiritual and social problems. The aim is to identify adverse symptoms and associated distress and then to identify measures to help alleviate those symptoms. Spiritual distress at the end of life has the potential to impinge on... Read full article

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